Monday, 11 May 2009

Shelley targets top spot on Plains rally

Lancaster’s Shelley Rogerson resumes her BTRDA rally championship challenge next Saturday (16th May) when she will contest the Plains rally with Andrew Burton in his Peugeot Cosworth.

Shelley, 23, has a good record on the Welshpool-based event having finished second in 2007 with Burton and taking victory in 2005 with Geoff Jones in a Subaru Impreza. Hopes are high for another good result.

“We got a good points score on the last championship round in Somerset so we’re aiming for another decent score on the Plains,” said Shelley.

“It would be great to repeat my 2005 win but we’ve got some tough competition. I’ll be happy if I can improve on the fifth place I’ve currently got on the championship.”

The event kicks off with a stage around the Mick Jones timber yard near Welshpool before heading into the forests for the bulk of the 45 competitive miles with the crews returning to the timber yard for the final stage before the finish.

“The rally uses some of the classic Welsh forestry stages such as Dyfi and Gartheiniog and they’re some of my favourites. Hopefully we will have a trouble free run. I’d like to thank Co-ordSport, Nicky Grist, Gilletts Spar and Songasport for their support.”

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